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Friday, March 09, 2007

Weekend Boxoffice #22

Only one film opening very wide this week, but it's a big dog: 300, opening on about 4800 screens at 3103 theaters.

Unfortunately it's apparently not all that good.

Shot-in-the-dark guess? It'll do about $35.6 million in its first three days.


At 8:59 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

300 is gonna kill. I also heard it's not too great, but seeing how the same things were said about Norbit & Wild hogs, I'll say:

300 - 42 Million.
Hogs - 24-25 million.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

Yikes. 300 did an estimated $27.8 million on Friday.

Looks like we both underbid.

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yeah, little bit. That's really something!

At 8:57 PM, Blogger Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

I thought 300 was fantastic, and I think that it's the only film so far this year that deserves the numbers it's producing.

At 12:17 AM, Anonymous blair said...

I won't bet because I'm late -- but a few of the negativeish reviews I've read were down on it because it wasn't very "real" (one or two compared it to Gladiator, saying that was "realer"). But I think they missed the point, as with Sin City, it was made that way to copy the graphic novel's stylings. It wasn't made as a historical docudrama.

It may be a negative that unlike Sin City, Frank wasn't working on it as directly, and the script isn't his -- just the look.

I still haven't seen it, but nothing has discouraged me yet (other than lack of time to see movies). As long as there is "THIS IS SPARTA!" and someone getting cut in half along the way, I'll be fine with it.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Scott the Reader said...

They are estimating $70 million for the weekend. Wow.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Thomas Crymes said...

I saw it in IMAX, and WOW!

I think people expect it to be a historical retelling and it is not. The whole conceit is that this is the story told by a Spartan about what happened there, and is filled with exaggeration. Makes sense when you think about it through that lens.

But I was really impressed.


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